Report: Lions keep Cunningham

Updated: February 12, 2014, 6:12 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein |

Former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham reportedly is remaining with the team in a new role.

Cunningham, who had been the defensive coordinator the past five seasons, will be a senior assistant with the team focused on personnel according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.

The 67-year-old has had a long NFL career, including being the head coach in Kansas City from 2001 to 2003.

He has been in the NFL since 1985 and has worked for six franchises. This also gives the Lions three former defensive coordinators on staff to assist the Lions first-time NFL defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

Besides Cunningham, linebackers coach Bill Sheridan and defensive backs coach Alan Williams have coordinator experience.

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